Austin’s 14 Most Stylish Coworking Spots
For remote workers in Austin in search of comfortable and aesthetically-pleasing places to set up their laptops, these 14 venues offer the ideal balance of fashion and function. Check out our picks for Austin’s most stylish places for coworking.
Simona’s Coffee & Cocktails
2510 South Congress Ave.
One of the newer boutique hotels to open on South Congress Avenue, the Colton House is home to Simona’s, a welcoming day-to-night cafe and bar with spacious indoor and outdoor seating including a patio or upstairs library for coworking. The decor is contemporary, elegant, and scholarly, and an impressive daytime menu of coffee and tea beverages gives way to a whimsical cocktail list in the evenings. If you get peckish, grab a bite at La Taquicardia, the hotel’s new food truck dedicated to tacos, gorditas, burritos, and other Mexican dishes.
Austin Central Library
710 W. César Chávez St.
Central Library in the Seaholm District counts among Austin’s most celebrated public places, and for good reason. This state-of-the-art building has everything that a remote worker could want or need: abundant seating, desk and table space, plenty of electrical outlets, private rooms for meetings and calls, and strong WiFi. But Central Library’s best features are its floor-to-ceiling glass windows with postcard-worthy views of downtown, along with its reading terraces and roof garden that overlook Town Lake.
The LINE Hotel
111 East Cesar Chavez
The LINE’s location right on Town Lake makes it highly convenient for remote workers, and this boutique hotel’s lobby has a committed interest in serving WFHers’ needs. The minimalist decor with rustic touches is atmospheric but not distracting, there’s plenty of seating on banquettes and at cafe tables, WiFi access is free, Alfred Coffee is perched right in the lobby to fulfill any caffeine-related wish, and Veracruz All Natural is next door for quality breakfast tacos.
2403 E. 16th Street
Coworking spaces sometimes get a bad rap for being uncomfortable and impersonal. But The Cathedral, an East Austin gallery and event space located inside a 1930s church building, is determined to offer remote workers a beautiful setting for their daily tasks. Along with a sunny communal work room with plush velvet sofas, plenty of tables and outlets, and picturesque church windows, The Cathedral offers private offices, a full kitchen with coffee and tea, printing access, ample parking, and networking events.
1401 Cedar Avenue, Unit 2
Boho vibes, healthy eats, and top-notch coffee are all available at Community Garden, a cafe in East Austin that’s an easy favorite among the neighborhood’s laptop crew. A cozy and quirky indoor space with banquettes and cafe chairs and a sizable patio with long picnic tables provide room for either solo coworking or work with groups of colleagues, and in addition to coffee, local beer, and wine, Community Garden serves acai bowls with fresh fruit and granola to keep you fortified throughout your work day.
4136 E. 12th Street
One of Austin’s most photogenic cafes can be found on the East Side at Palomino. This third-wave coffee shop features a very Marfa-artist-loft aesthetic, and on-trend remote workers regularly gather there to plug in their laptops and hop on Palomino’s speedy WiFi. Specially-roasted java and seasonal beverages are always on offer, along with local pastries and a lobby market with products made by Austin artisans.
1804 S. 1st Street, 301 W. 2nd Street, 4818 Burnet Road, 2270 Guadalupe Street
A relatively new arrival in Austin by way of Chicago, Foxtrot serves many purposes, all of which are conducive to remote coworking. It’s a carefully sourced grocery market with a focus on Austin-made items, and it’s also a spacious cafe with bright murals from local artists, coffee and smoothies, wine and beer, and prepared foods like vegan taco salad, falafel wraps, and smoked salmon avocado toast. Foxtrot boasts 4 locations in Austin, but the original one on Burnet Road is especially comfy and pleasant.
Mozart’s Coffee Roasters
3825 Lake Austin Blvd.
Mozart’s counts among Austin’s most beloved hometown roasters, but their coffee isn’t the only reason why WFH Austinites love to visit this Tarrytown institution. There’s also the fact that Mozart’s is located right on the shores of Lake Austin, and taking a seat by the windows or on the outdoor patio grants you a striking and serene view of the water for coworking. Great coffee, tasty pastries, and natural beauty makes Mozart’s a tough remote work spot to beat.
400 Josephine St.
Hotel restaurants are often appealing venues for remote workers to spend time. They’re often conveniently located, they tend to have zippy WiFi and available outlets at the ready, and they’re designed as spots for guests to get comfortable. At the Carpenter Hotel in Zilker, Carpenters Hall brings the hotel’s artsy Southwestern energy into a large indoor-outdoor restaurant space complete with espresso, fresh-pressed juice, kombucha, and a hearty New American all-day menu.
Vision Coffee Shop
1601 Barton Springs Rd
Coffee serves as a mind awakener all on its own, but if an extra boost would help you power through your reports or overloaded inbox, Vision Coffee Shop – the new Barton Springs Road location of a female-owned Austin coffee brand — will hook you up. Vision’s specialty is the use of adaptogens and mushrooms in its signature beverages, and these ingredients inspire clarity, high performance, and stress relief. Vision Coffee Shop’s pretty pastel interior (shared with Wanderlust Wine Co.) also helps keep remote workers engaged.
411 W. Monroe Street; 5540 N. Lamar Blvd.
If you’re based in or around Bouldin Creek or North Loop, then you’re luckily close to VUKA, one of the finest membership clubs dedicated to coworking. Membership, which ranges from $35/month to $300/month, provides you access to a large industrial-chic loft space, free parking, handcrafted furniture, bottomless coffee, outdoor tables, and the ability to reserve private offices for important calls and meetings. You’re also welcome to bring your four-legged friends to work with you.
South Congress Hotel
1603 South Congress
Any Austinite who’s been working remotely for a while knows that the South Congress Hotel is one of the most comfortable and easy-on-the-eyes places to set up shop for a few hours. The hotel lobby features plush sofas and luxurious leather chairs, the lighting isn’t oppressive, the WiFi does its job, and the lobby is just steps away from Mañana, the hotel’s excellent espresso bar. Grab a latte, sink into a chair, and prepare for a productive morning (or afternoon).
2110 South Congress Ave.
An all-day cafe slash bike shop feels very Austin, and The Meteor works hard to meet the needs of our city’s remote workers. There’s seating both inside and out, a hearty menu of salads, pizzas, and sandwiches, and impeccable lattes, but The Meteor’s biggest draw is its remarkable array of natural wines. Once you’re ready to close the laptop, you can treat yourself to an intervention-free bottle of red, white, or rose, and The Meteor’s knowledgeable team can point you in the right direction.